Welcome Seniors, Class of 2022


Counselors will also begin Senior Advisory Meetings on September 9th through government classes. These small group and individual meetings with Dr. Byrd (our College and Career Counselor) and each senior's alpha counselor will give specific information they need on how to:

  • narrow down your post-secondary plans
  • navigate Naviance Student
  • request your transcript and teacher recommendations
  • register for the ASVAB
  • fill out the Common Application and other college applications
  • and much more...

I am interested in the Military. How do I get connected?

Each month, recruiters from different military branches visit Colgan during lunches. Students can also register to take the ASVAB (under “College Visits” in Naviance Student). This fall, the ASVAB will be offered on November 9.

How do I find out about college visits to Colgan?

College visits for 2021-22 are in-person during the school day or virtual after school hours. Students should log into Naviance Student and click “College Visits.” The calendar of visits is posted and updated regularly. Students can register and show their teacher the registration confirmation as a pass to attend during the school day.

What are the Guaranteed Admissions Agreement through Northern Virginia Community College?

Guaranteed Admissions Agreements (GAA) is an agreement between NVCC and specific four year universities. Students completed a transfer degree (AA or AS) at NVCC, maintain a minimum GPA specified by the university, complete a minimum number of credits at NVCC, earn a “C” or better in the degree plan courses, and may be required to submit a letter of intent. For more information, visit https://www.nvcc.edu/gaa/

Where can I gain more information about colleges and universities to narrow down my list?

Students are encouraged to log into Naviance Student for interest inventories and career assessments in order to determine interesting majors and associated universities. College Super Match and Advanced College Search are available on Naviance Student for students and families to prioritize aspects of colleges that are important, and get matching colleges and universities.


How do I request a transcript?

Parents must first consent to FERPA release in the New Year Packet, under “Online Records” in ParentVUE. This gives Colgan permission to send transcripts to the colleges and universities that students request. In Naviance Student, students can request transcripts and letters of recommendation. Please remember to allow two weeks for staff to send transcripts and letters of recommendation.


Where would I find scholarship information?

Colgan advertises local and private scholarships on the Colgan website (under College and Career, then Scholarships), on the Colgan Counseling course in Canvas, on twitter (@ColganCounselor), and in emails to parents and students. Additional scholarships can be found through searching in Naviance Student. Also, after completing the FAFSA, colleges and universities will send an award letter to the student with offered scholarships, grants, and loans.


I need a fee waiver for the SAT or ACT. Where can I get one?

Students who qualify for free/reduced lunch or have financial need may see Dr. Byrd in the counseling office for a fee waiver to take the SAT and/or ACT at no cost. Fee waivers may also support college application fees.


Do I need to send my test scores to colleges I apply to? Or does Colgan do that?

While test scores may appear on student transcripts, unless the family has opted out, students should also send official score reports to the colleges and universities, when requested as part of the application. SAT scores can be requested to be sent from collegeboard.org and ACT scores can be requested to be sent from ACT.org. If a student would like to remove their test score from their transcript, students should be their school counselor.


Upcoming Senior Events

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